Additional online-ressources for musicologists during the corona crisis

Due to the closure of institute library and SUB, students and staff have limited access to physical media. Some publishers and databases have opened their online services during the time of the corona crisis.
The SUB informs here about all the new online resources.
Music-related services among them are:

  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with full text (link works from the university network or via vpn-connection into the university network)
    Musicology's biggest international bibiographical database. ("Répértoire internationale de literature musicale"), contains many full texts too. Free access until 31 May 2020.
    RILM is also a part of the multidisciplinary database Academic Search Ultimate by EBSCO. Free access until 31 July 2020.
  • RILM Music Encyclopedias
    Collective search engine for full texts of the following music encyclopedias (access until 31 May 2020):
    Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Music
    Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers
    Encyclopedia of the Blues
    Das Gothic- und Dark Wave-Lexikon
    Groβes Sängerlexikon
    International Encyclopedia of Women Composers
    Algemene muziekencyclopedie
    Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
    Dictionnaire de la musique
    The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
    Handwörterbuch musikalischer Terminologie
    Komponisten der Gegenwart
    Fétis, Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique
    Eitner, Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon
    Riemann, Musik-Lexikon (11th edition)
    Schmidl, Dizionario universale dei musicisti
    Until June 30 full access to JSTOR is granted, as compared to the previous incomplete licence. In JSTOR you will also find the JSTOR Music collection with many journals and e-books.
  • Cambridge Textbooks
    Contains musicological e-books of Cambridge University Press and the following journals:
    British Journal of Music Education
    Cambridge Opera Journal
    Congress on Research in Dance
    Dance Research Journal
    Early Music History
    Eighteenth-Century Music
    Journal of the Royal Musical Association
    Journal of the Society for American Music
    New Theatre Quarterly
    Nineteenth-Century Music Review
  • Popular Music
    Popular Music is a source for popular music research and contains e-books and the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World.
  • Project Muse
    Access to about 600 Journals of the humanities and social sciences from anglophone countries. Music-related journals are:
    Acta Musicologica
    Fontes Artis Musicae
    Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
    Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture
  • De Gruyter eBooks
    Access to musicological e-books by de Gruyter, transcript, Harvard University Press, Columbia University Press, New York University Press, Cornell University Press, Princeton University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, University of Toronto Press, Rutgers University Press, University of Hawaii Press, Amsterdam University Press, Iberoamericana Vervuert
  • Nomos eLibrary
    Access to e-books by Ergon and Psychosozial Verlag from systematic musicology.
  • V&R eLibrary
    Access to e-books by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht and Böhlau.
  • Hogrefe eLibrary
    Access to e-books by Hogrefe from systematic musicology.
  • Content Select
    Contains open access e-books from musicology by transcript and Waxmann.

Connect to the university network via vpn-client to facilitate online access to resources. Thus, log in with SUB-credentials is no more required. Information on the installation is provided by the gwdg.

Please also use the existing online services, an overview is provided in the link Catalogues - Research possibilities. We especially stress the access to online resources via the FID (Fachinformationsdienst) Musikwissenschaft. This national licence program for musicologists can be found via the central research platform of German musicology, musiconn. All students can register for access of the FID-resources (See the explanation of registration procedure for non-members of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung here). The included resources are:

  • BabelScores - Contemporary music online library
  • Index to Printed Music
  • JSTOR Complete Music Collection
  • Music Index
  • Music Online - Classical Scores Library (Classical Scores Library II, III und IV)
  • Oxford Scholarship Online E-Books (Music Collection)
  • ProQuest Ebook Central Music Collection

On musiconn.publish, find the newest open access publications of German musicology.